landmark

[ land-mahrk ]
/ ˈlændˌmɑrk /
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noun

a prominent or conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide, especially to ships at sea or to travelers on a road; a distinguishing landscape feature marking a site or location: The post office served as a landmark for locating the street to turn down.
something used to mark the boundary of land.
a building or other place that is of outstanding historical, aesthetic, or cultural importance, often declared as such and given a special status (landmark designation ), ordaining its preservation, by some authorizing organization.
a significant or historic event, juncture, achievement, etc.: The court decision stands as a landmark in constitutional law.

verb (used with object)

to declare (a building, site, etc.) a landmark: a movement to landmark New York's older theaters.

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Origin of landmark

before 1000; Middle English; Old English landmearc.See land, mark1

OTHER WORDS FROM landmark

un·land·marked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for landmark

landmark
/ (ˈlændˌmɑːk) /

noun

a prominent or well-known object in or feature of a particular landscape
an important or unique decision, event, fact, discovery, etc
a boundary marker or signpost
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